Top 11 Things To Do At Night In Brooklyn, New York City - Updated 2021

things to do at night in brooklyn

Brooklyn is one of five administrative divisions in New York City and it is the most populous of the five. It consists of numerous stores, restaurants, museums and top attractions, which could essentially mean covering a lot of ground for the tourists and visitors. Your accommodation is sorted thanks to these awesome HomeAway & Vrbo vacation rentals under 200 USD and the best affordable Airbnbs under 59 USD in Brooklyn. As for sightseeing, it can sometimes prove a difficult task trying to sift through all the various attractions, especially when you’re in town for a short period of time. Fear not! Below is a list of compiled guides of the essential things to do, see, eat, and buy while you’re visiting Brooklyn. Read on to find out about all the things to do at night in Brooklyn, New York City.

1. Karaoke

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Save your embarrassing song stylings for friends only at Brooklyn Night Bazaar karaoke night, which rents rooms by the hour. Located in Greenpoint Avenue, the Brooklyn Bazaar will offer you a chance to sing your heart out! For a truly offbeat evening, you can get rooms as from Wednesday and Thursday, Friday at 6.00 p.m to 11.00 p.m and from Friday to Sunday, 6 p.m to 2.00 a.m.

Brooklyn Night Bazaar

Address: 150 Greenpoint Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11222

Brooklyn Night Bazaar

Opening hours:: Wed & Thur: 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm Fri – Sun: 7:00 pm to 2:00 am

Price: from 30USD

2. Watch a film under the open skies

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

If you’re wondering what to do in Brooklyn at night with your partner, we suggest watching a movie under the open skies. Enjoy a moonlit movie session at Rooftop Films. Located in the heart of Brooklyn, Rooftop Films introduces a superb selection of classic and modern movies. In addition, it hosts a series of events and concerts. You will get to experience great rare movie selections with the backdrop of the urban landscape on the rooftop offering the most breathtaking view of the Brooklyn. Check it out now!

Rooftop Films

Address: 232 3rd St. Suite E-106, Brooklyn, NY 11215

Rooftop Films

Opening hours:: Not specified

Price: from 12USD

3. Visit the Spy Museum

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Discover your inner James Bond (Spectre) or Angelina Jolie (Salt) with a visit to the spectacular Spyscape Spy Museum. You will have the ultimate spy agent experience with the multiple spy challenges for you. You get to create your own spy agent profile and tackle challenges like the laser challenge or the surveillance challenge to keep you entertained. The museum is a fun way to know various historical events that engulf spying over American history through the exhibits it provides.

Spyscape spy museum

Address: 928 8th Ave, New York, NY 10019

Spyscape Syp Museum

Opening hours:: Mon-Fri: 10:00 am - 9:00 pm, Sat&Sun: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm

Price: from 32USD

4. Fun escape games at Brooklyn Escape Room

Posted by Brooklyn Escape Rooms on Monday, 13 August 2018

The Brooklyn Escape Room is a great place to have fun with family and friends. You get to solve exciting puzzles and challenges in the ‘haunted’ houses to find an escape. Challenge your ability to solve critical puzzles in the intricate interactive haunted theme house with very impressive set designs and cool tech elements. Check it out!

Brooklyn Escape Room

Address: 594 Pacific St, Brooklyn, NY 11217

Brooklyn Escape Room

Opening hours:: Mon-Sun: 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Price: from 30USD

5. Walk the Brooklyn Bridge

Brooklyn Bridge at night
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Brooklyn at night is very beautiful and the best way to admire its beauty is by walking across the century-old Brooklyn Bridge at night. The iconic and unique stone-and-steel landmark connecting the boroughs of Manhattan and Brooklyn is an architectural marvel that is well known to attract many locals as well as tourists. From sunset, the view is absolutely breathtaking. Offering picturesque views of the city’s skyscrapers, water, as well as the Statue of Liberty and more.

Brooklyn Bridge

Address: 334 Furman St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Brooklyn Bridge

Opening hours:: Mon-Sun: Open 24 hours

Price: Not specified

6. Dance at Social Butterfly

Posted by The Social Butterfly on Saturday, 21 July 2018

The Social Butterfly is your ideal choice for a night dancing. Social Butterfly is lowkey yet flashy. Offering some of the best music around, a mix of old-school hip hop and RnB! The drinks are strong and affordable. If you’re looking for a super fun, high energy but lowkey divey dancing experience in Brooklyn, then the Social Butterfly is definitely a good look. Check it out!

Social Butterfly

Address: 857 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238

Social Butterfly

Opening hours:: Tue: 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm, Thu&Fri: 5:00 pm - 4:00 am, Sat: 10:00 pm - 4:00 am

Price: Moderate

7. Dinner at The River Cafe

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The River Cafe is a lush restaurant located in One Water Street, Brooklyn. Offering delicious desserts and sumptuous meals and great drinks or wine options, this restaurant is the ideal place if you want to enjoy a special occasion, such as a proposal, graduation dinner or birthday celebration. The live pianist and the spectacular views you get are impeccable and really light up the occasion. You get value for your spending at The River Cafe.

The River Cafe

Address: One Water Street – Brooklyn, NY – 11201

The River Cafe

Opening hours:: Mon-Fri: 8:30 am - 11:30 am & 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm; Sat&Sun: 11:30 am - 2:30 pm & 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Price: from 61USD

8. Bowling at Brooklyn Bowl

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Check out the famous Brooklyn Bowl, a fun place to enjoy a bowling session with your family or friends. You can order the tasty food and drinks as you wait your turn for the lane to open or dance to the amazing live music offered at the bar. The spacious bowling alley is definitely the place to show your friends your bowling skills, or not! Either way, you will have a great time at the Brooklyn Bowl.

Brooklyn Bowl

Address: 61 Wythe Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11249, Williamsburg - North Side

Brooklyn Bowl

Opening hours:: Mon-Fri: 6:00 pm - 12:00 am; Sat&Sun: 12:00 pm - 2:00 am

Price: 11-30USD

9. Axe throwing at Kick Axe Throwing

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Who is ready for some friendly competition? Come throw with us this weekend! 🪓 *Philly & Brooklyn open, DC is open for F&B only (games reopen May 1st)* : @lordhangover

Posted by Kick Axe Throwing on Friday, April 16, 2021

If you’re looking for unique and fun things to do in Brooklyn at night, why not try your hand at axe throwing? Kick Axe Throwing will unleash your inner lumberjack skills. Here, you will be taught by experts how to throw an axe, and thereafter, try and compete in some fun games against your friends. This fun and entertainment joint is a top attraction in Brooklyn, with nicely done warm, rustic interior decor that is extremely welcoming. The Kick Axe Throwing is the ultimate outdoor good time experience.

Kick Axe Throwing

Address: 622 Degraw St, Brooklyn, NY 11217

Kick Axe Throwing

Opening hours:: Mon-Wed: 12:00 pm-10.00 pm, Thur: 12:00 pm-11:30 pm, Fri: 12:00 pm - 1:30 am, Sat: 10:30 am - 1:30 am, Sun: 12:30 pm - 10 pm

Price: from 7USD

10. Play darts at Bulls Eye Sports Pub

Posted by Bulls Eye Sports Pub on Friday, 31 August 2018

Bulls Eye Sports Pub is a neighborhood pub offering affordable drinks, sports on TV, and darts tournaments. It’s a great place to chill and relax, as you enjoy the craft beers and great food while you watch a game. You get to feel right at home at the Bulls Eye Sports Pub. Popular for dart games, the local joint also offers arcade games, jukebox and a stage for performances. Check it out!

Bulls Eye Sports Pub

Address: 2073 Flatbush Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11234

Bulls Eye Sports Pub

Opening hours:: Mon-Thur: 11:30 am - 2:00 am, Fri&Sat: 11:00 am - 4:00 am, Sun: 12:00 pm - 12:00 am

Price: from 3USD

11. Sample craft beers on a Historical Brewery Tour (from USD 89.0)

Embark on a walking tour of Brooklyn’s most famous neighborhood, Williamsburg, as you explore the city’s beer-making past. Since this is a small group tour, you will enjoy the undivided attention of your local guide who will enthral you with interesting tidbits about the city and show you popular spots that most tourists are unaware of. Visit breweries and bars, sample craft beers, enjoy scrumptious pizza and learn about the city’s beer-related history on this Historical Brewery Tour.

New York: Historical Beer and Breweries of Brooklyn Tour

Duration: 3 hours

Things to do in Brooklyn

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While in Brooklyn and looking for what events to attend, where to take your loved one out for a dinner date or movie night, the borough has great options and many more to keep you entertained. Check out these top things to do while around. Have fun!

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